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    September 1, 2010
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beach, i think most of the holiday weekend will be good. i will give you all the details in a second. clear skies this morning. the air quality is in the poor range. 69 degrees at the airport. lots of sunshine today. high temperature around 95 degrees. the average high is 82. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads. >> good morning. the roads are looking pretty good. there are some downed wires at york road. we're doing pretty well. 56 miles per hour on the southbound j.f.x. into town. so far so good on 70. the rest of the major roadways are looking good. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side.
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eight minutes to travel over to 83. here is a live view outside. we will check volume for you. problem-free on 32 right now. this is the northeast corner at bel air road. not enough volume to about 2 a delight. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. all eyes are on hurricane earl as it makes its way towards the atlantic coach. >> officials are on alert from north carolina to maine. we have more. >> there is concern as hurricane earl continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina to maine, at any of these areas could be impacted. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in
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the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have a significant impact. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals were saying, it is teasing us. we will hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders or already in effect and some are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many are not waiting for orders, pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting hurricane earl. if officials will meet later discussed the possibility of
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evacutations and to continue to prepare for earl. >> you can track earl by logging on to the weather page of wbaltv.com. our team coverage continues later on today with live reports from ocean city. they begin at 5:00 p.m. >> a neighborhood is on edge in anne arundel county. a woman was sexually assaulted. jennifer franciotti has more on this disturbing story. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking for the public's health to find the man that raped an elderly woman. a man broke into it will install on monday. once inside, they say he raped the victim then fled the area. police are looking for a white male in his early 20's.
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officers have beefed up patrols in the neighborhood. >> have an exterior lighting in place if at all possible. awesome motion detector lighting. secure your house, your front door, your windows, make sure you locked in the gates. >> anyone with information is asked to call anne arundel county police. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. another motion to exclude evidence in the prosecution of three men accused in the death of ken harris had been denied. lawyers for charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams asked to keep a security guard from identify the suspects from a security camera. >> we do not believe that the witness should be able to testify about what a jury can clearly see on the video.
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why should he be the one that makes the determination for the jury? we want them to make up their own mind to quit the judge ruled the security guard can testify. a motion to exclude dna evidence is still being considered. >> a man has been arrested in conjunction with a drowning. wayne black admitted pushing ankush gupta into the harbor. a tip led the police to track down black. he is being charged with first- degree murder and assaults. >> bob ehrlich is raking in the cash. he has raised over $720,000 for his campaign. that is just shy of 3000 donors.
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that brings the war chest to $2.5 million. officials gathered in front of the statehouse to promote early voting in maryland. this is the first year. >> we have a tendency to forget that the primary is as important as the general. early voting begins on september 3. get out and vote. we want this to be a major success. >> you can find early voting locations in your area and much more on our website, wbaltv.com. >> more than seven years after the first shots were fired, president obama says it is time to turn the page. the president announced the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq.
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this comes too late for the families of more than 4400 families who lost sons and daughters. families like this:, who lost her son in 2005. >> do i feel like the responsibility that we as americans felt like we had to help them with that responsibility, no. to have feel like my son died in vain? and no, because he died doing what he wanted to do. he died for a purpose. they are heroes, the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice. my son is a hero. >> we will have more on the president's address when we're joined live by kate amara. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. years from now, what do you think will be the lesson learned from the u.s. presence in iraq? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is
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watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> nasa has found some new rth, but isefore bifor ea anybody home? anybody home?
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>> welcome back. is about 10 minutes after 6:00. 78 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. we will be in the mid 90's today. the air quality will be in the poor range. if you have respiratory problems, it may be affecting you today. upper 60's and low 70's in most spots. 72 in rock hall.
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the weather map looks almost exactly the same as yesterday. we will stay dry and hot today. there is one feature to talk about. there is a cold front coming across the midwest. it will get rid of the heat. the temperature will drop into the 70's by saturday and sunday. we think this front will kick earl away from the east coast. it is kind of a race. earl may come closer to the east coast if it comes later. earl went down a category last night. now it is down to a category three with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour para you can see ean eye starting to
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develop there. the forecast track is about the same as yesterday. it should be about 200 miles off the coast of ocean city. this could be a bigger threat to newington. there might be a direct hit at cape cod. let's talk about what is happening closer to home. hurricane watches are in effect all the way up to virginia beach. a tropical storm watch may be issued for ocean city tomorrow. the time watch will be during the day friday. friday is the day things will be affected as the storm passes off shore. if it passes 200 miles offshore, the winds extended out 200 miles from the center. with could still see tropical conditions with heavy rain and big waves. wave heights could be up to 15
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feet high and ocean city. the rip currents will be dangerous all weekend. the only day it affects the delmarva beaches will be on friday. we might get some rain in baltimore on friday, but it will be from the front, not the storm. very little effect here in baltimore. mostly sunny today with high temperatures in the mid 90's. sunrise coming up in just a few minutes. mostly clear tonight. temperatures dropping back to around 70 tonight. it will be another hot day on thursday, 92. the front comes through on friday. that gives us the chance for some showers and thunderstorms. then we chop off about 15 degrees. temperatures will be in the 70's on saturday and sunday. low 80's on monday. let's see what is happening out
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there on the roads. >> we are rooting for the cold front and for a nice commute. we have a few exceptions. there is a disabled vehicle in bel air. in monkton, there are some downed wires possibly blocking some lanes. everything looking good on the harrisburg expressway. we are not developing that delay yet as you approached the beltway northeast. we are problem free right now on i-70 coming in towards the beltway. let's check out 29 at 32 in howard county. traffic is delay-free right now. we switch over to play live view of traffic at bel air road. this is outer loop traffic and still looking at an easy ride. once you get around to the west side, that is one things will start to slow up.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the stage is set in washington for what is hoped to be the first taps' toward ending one of the world longest running conflicts. israeli and palestinian leaders will sit down to talk about the possibility of a palestinian state. there have been some rounds of talks leading up to some partial agreements. increase civilians on the border between the u.s. and mexico. drones will be flying. they are intended to provide aerial surveillance of the border. they have been flying over arizona and parts of west texas. astronomers have discovered some new neighbors in our galaxy. researchers have announced the discovery of two planets about three times larger than the
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planet earth. scientists say they have an orbit that is closer to their son than mercury has two hours. they are certainly gas giants. like tony sometimes. [laughter] >> you cannot lead into me with a line like that. bad news for the u.s. although industry is expected today. although sales in august were the slowest in 28 years. consumers weren't not enticed. general motors ceo is stepping down. whitaker took over last fall and serves as gm's chairman.
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the index grew slightly between july and august but remains below levels typically seen in a stable economy. there are reasons to be optimistic. the short-term outlook for the economy has improved. watch for new products today from apple. courtney donohoe has that story and more. watch for some free checking. >> apple is getting more creative. sources say apple will unveil an updated version of one product. they are holding a media event today. a hired definition ipod touch may be among the new products unveiled. hurricane earl, put a damper on labor day traffic in maryland.
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there was a 9% increase planned. but now those figures may be impacted by earl. investors will be tracking auto sales. we will get a report on august sales. a mixed close for stocks yesterday. microsystems was among those stocks putting pressure on the bloomberg maryland index. citigroup is getting rid of the minimum balance on one account. more details expected today. that is business. i am courtney donohoe. back over to you. >> while you were sleeping, three new sleep studies came out that linked sleep deficits to major health problems, even death. we have more. >> life is a blurrier when you
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do not get enough sleep. >> everyone needs enough sleep so they can do what they need to do. >> depression and anxiety are more likely in young adults that get fewer than eight hours of sleep a night. teenagers who lack sleep tended to be more fatty foods. even small changes in eating patterns can lead to weight gain, especially in girls. you should get nine hours of sleep a night. adults can get leslie. there is an increased risk of death for men who slept less than six hours a night. the risks soared higher for men who also had high blood
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pressure. it is alarming news that experts hope many will wake up to the health benefits of sleeping. >> it is your last chance to win tickets to the justin bieber concert at the maryland state fair. go to our facebook page, become a fan, and then enter your chance to win. you have until noon today to sign up. 70 degrees on tv hill. another check on weather and traffic is straight ahead. >> the president said the war in iraq is over. i am kate amara in washington with more on the war, the economy, and the oval office address to the nation. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. years from now, what do you think will be the lesson learned from the u.s. presence in iraq? you can e-mail your response to
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watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. hopefully you are doing well.
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we to have a couple of issues. in monkton, there are some downed wires. if you normally take old york road, take an alternate. the harrisburg expressway is not showing any delays at the moment. there is a disabled vehicle that could be cleared in a few minutes. still moving well on southbound 95. so far so good on the j.f.x. and on the west side. volume is picking up and not amounting to much in terms of delays. 29 at 32 looks good. this is bel air road. it is in great shape right now. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> no weather problems to expected for the wednesday morning commute. clear skies, 69 at the airport. 72 degrees in westminster. mostly sunny and hot with a high
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temperature near 95 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. give you the latest on earl. >> it is time to turn the page on iraq. >> the president said it was time to shift resources overseas and priorities here at home. kate amara joins us from our washington bureau with more on the story. >> good morning. defense secretary robert gates is in iraq this morning meeting with u.s. troops. the president declared the war in iraq is over. after seven years and more than 4400 members killed and some 34,000 wounded, president obama declared an end to u.s. combat operations in iraq. >> it is time to turn the page. >> the president said america
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remains committed to an independent and stable iraq. >> a force of troops will remain in iraq with a different mission. >> republicans claimed success grew out of the gop's troop surge plan. >> i want to thank the president for recognizing the importance of the search. >> the fight against terrorism continues. >> we will defeat al qaeda. >> he linked the end of the war to the u.s. economy. >> we must put the millions of americans who have lost their jobs back to work. >> the 50,000 american troops remaining have to leave by the end of 2011. that deadline was set on direct bilateral security agreement. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> is there any chance those
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50,000 troops will be in iraq past that deadline? >> the administration has not closed the door on that possibility. obert gates said any proposeal to remain after the deadline would have to be at the initiative of the new government. >> kate amara, thank you. have a great day. you can share your thoughts about the president's address last night. this is eric facebook page. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. much more to come on 11 news today. >> police are looking for a man that raped an elderly woman. >> sheila dixon is enjoying some security perks from her old job. residents are
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> you always joking with you earlier. >> when you call me a giant gas planet. >> we can joke like that. >> you -- when it comes in like a watermelon, -- >> perfect. nothing changes from yesterday. lots of sunshine. the air quality will be in the port range. we're shooting for a high of 95.
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we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. -- air quality will be in the port or range. >> jennifer franciotti is in the studio with details on this story. >> police are asking for the public's help. they are hoping somebody saw something that will lead to his arrest. >> it is a terrifying. it is absolutely terrifying. it is a nice neighborhood. i do not know what to think. >> it does not surprise me. they just had a home invasion a year ago a couple of houses down. it does not surprise me. >> residents have mixed reaction to a sexual assault in their neighborhood. the attack happened 1:00 in the morning on monday. a man broke into a house in glen
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bernie and sexually assaulted a woman. >> this is a disturbing crime. it is under investigation. we will do everything we can to bring this case to closure. >> police are looking for a white male in his 20's. officers have handed out flyers and are advising residents on ways to better protect themself. >> have exterior lighting if possible. secure your house, your front door, your window, any dates, make sure you lock those. >> anyone with information is asked to call anne arundel county police. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> a man has been accused of attacking a police officer. a harford jury convicted james kimble of hitting officer jermaine cook in the eye with a
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drinking glass. the jury agreed that kimble attacked with intent to hurt. >> the fight continues to rage on. members stood beneath a billboard at the foot of the j.f.x. criticizing the mayor and city hall, reminding they will contue to serve and protect. >> it is a reminder that despite the city turning their back on police and fire as it relates to our benefits, we will not turn our back. we are proud to serve. >> if the conference of merit is brought to baltimore, they will rally outside the convention center. they will show how the city turned their back on them. >> it is not the current mayor that is being protected.
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j miller explains how this happened and what the city is doing about its -- jayne miller. >> it is one of the perks of the mayor's job, a camera surveillance system. this system was installed at sheila dixon's west baltimore home after she became mayor. it includes five external cameras. the cameras are connected to an internal monitoring system. it allows her to know what is going on outside her home at all times. after she was forced from her job, the city tried to retrieve the equipment. other perks were taken back, such as the jeep cherokee she kept at home, one of three vehicles she used as mayors. but the security camera system
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is still in place at her place. dixon has refused to relinquish the equipment despite repeated requests. the dispute has been turned over to the inspector general. dixon invoked martin o'malley's name when she was reached at home. when the o'malley -- the cameras were gone. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not a whole lot happening yet. that is good news. there are a few things to watch for. in monkton, old york road still blocked because of downed wires. they are in the process of clearing them. we have a disabled vehicle in
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bel air. so far moving pretty well, at least for this hour. 33 on the west side. we are developing some minor delays beginning at 795. 12 minutes is your drive time on the outer loop west side. everything else moving without delay at this time. this is an old court. see the delays developing. not a bad ride down towards the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. sandra shaw joins us now from the food bank. >> the food bank always needs your help and donations. there is a huge need. some people are stepping up to the plate. russell is a physical education teacher equipped cockeysville middle school. >> tell me what you did to help
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out the food bank. >> in the fall, we run the harvest for the country and all the food goes to the maryland food bank. we collected over 7,000 pounds of food last year. it was a collaborative effort in cockeysville. >> everybody must have gone into it. how did you -- do have competition between the classic? >> we have a homegrown competition and then we stopped the buff the bus. >> you are getting honored by dunkin' donuts. they are honoring teachers all month long. you get a gift bag. we have more on the food bank and we will talk about their program. kids take home a backpack full of food. another hot one today.
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mid 90's today. more humid tomorrow. a slight chance for some storms on friday. it will be tropical storm-like at ocean city. that is it for now. >> thank you. 68 degrees on tv hill. we will introduce you to a de er who is a real party animal. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. years from now, what do you think will be the lesson learned from the u.s. presence in iraq? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> a woman from japan and the man from argentina are the winners of a tank go competition. one member of the winning team said her stomach hurt because she was so emotional. the event attracted more than 400 couples to compete in two ngo.s of tenneca >> there is a new animal b vying to be synonymous with beer. this began when a waitress offered a deer a cold one and he guzzled it down. he now drinks two bottles a day. he can chug it down.
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he has not learned to play quarters. he will need a designated walker. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. >> toni was doing justin bieber invitations over their. >> very good. your morning commute is looking good. we will update you on a few minor issues. >> i was doing the tango based on justin bieber music. weather-wise, things are nice and quiet here at home. the air quality is in the poor range. the latest on earl
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>> welcome back. defense attorneys for three suspects accused of murdering ken harris have lost another
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pre-trial motion. a security guard would be allowed to identify two of the suspects. another motion to exclude dna evidence is still being considered. police have arrested a man in connection with a drowning case two years ago at the inner harbor. wayne black committed to pushing ankush gupta -- admitted to pushing ankush gupta into the harbor. it is time to turn the page on iraq. the president promised the u.s. remains committed to a stable iraq. he said resources will now shift to the war on terror and the war in afghanistan. the president said his top priority is restoring the u.s. economy. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day.
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>> this morning we asked -- years from now, what do you think will be the lesson learned from the u.s. presence in iraq? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> things are starting to get
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busier on the roads. we have our first accident of the morning, it isn't reisterstown. use extra caution. old york road is closed -- is stockton road. they have just suggested the closure points. this is in the area of monkton. be careful with those downed wires. we have a disabled vehicle still in place. we have delays starting to crop up. 33 on southbound 95. there is a delay approaching 795. there is the west side delay. this is an 95 coming out of the northeast. that is the normal delight heading down towards the 895 split. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. sandra shaw joins us live from the food bank. >> it has been a pretty
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difficult summer at the food bank. there is an interesting program. now that school has started, tell us about that program. >> teachers were noticing on monday mornings, kids were coming in tired and unable to pay attention. in many homes, there was no food over the weekend. this program delivers a bag full of groceries for kids to take home with them over the weekend. >> that is wonderful. how does the process work? >> we concentrate on schools that are part of the free and reduced meal program. those children are already qualified. we know they are needy. we distributed almost 8000 backpacks last year. >> speaking about schools, teachers worked so hard noticing
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the need with their students and getting to work every day. >> our thanks to you program honors teachers each month. you get a free medium of coffee every tuesday in september. >> let's take a look at your hd doppler. we are still monitoring a cold front that we hope will keep earl offshore for us. that is it for now. >> the maryland food bank is a wonderful organization. they need some food now. >> it has been a tough summer. step up to the plate. >> thank you. things are nice and quiet. today will be about the same as yesterday as far as sunshine. mid 90's this afternoon. there is a big area of high pressure parked over the mid
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atlantic region. there is a cold front coming across the upper midwest. this is the one that will kick earl off shore and it will drop the temperatures as we head into the upcoming holiday weekend. earl is strengthening just a little bit. it went down to a category 3 with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. it looks like it's getting better organized now. here are the particulars. this is the latest track. it should be just off the shore of the outer banks. up into nova scotia, brush in the new england states. off the delmarva coast, we think the center of the storm will pass 200 miles off shore.
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during the day on friday, we could still get tropical storm conditions at the beaches. this is what we expect on friday around ocean city. big waves, up to 15 feet high. wind gusts over 60 miles per hour and there could be some heavy rain. we are not going to get a big surge at the chesapeake bay, like we did what isabel. friday will be the only day the storm will affect you. the rest of the weekend will be nice. clear tonight. low temperatures drop back into the low 70's. tomorrow will be a hot day. we expect the temperatures to drop off as we head into the weekend. scattered storms on friday with the front. high temperature near 88. outstanding weather for the rest
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of the weekend. low 80's on monday. >> thank you. there was the shocking sexual assault of a woman in glen bernie. jennifer franciotti has more. >> police have been handing out fliers, asking for the public's help in finding the man they say raped an elderly woman. this happened on monday morning. once inside, police say a man raped the victim and then fled the area. right now, police only have a vague description to go on. anyone with information is asked to call police. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the "today" show. >> coming up on a wednesday, hurricane earl has the east coast of the united states in
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its sights. will it come ashore? we are tracking that start. then we will talk to joe biden speech,resident obama's whether it was worth the lives and money sacrificed, and if president obama was right to have a troop surge. all that plus our wedding couple. we will learn which brings you picked for them when we get started on a wednesday edition of the "today" show. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. >> we will check weather and traffic together befor
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>> a very good wednesday morning to you. 79 degrees downtown.
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it is warm outside. mid 90's again today. you can donate to the maryland food bank. they have a virtual online store where you can choose the most- needed items. you can purchase them online. it is sold at wholesale prices. check out their website. it is a great way to contribute. that is it for now. >> thank you. they can use help year round. >> it is a good cause. 95 again today with sunshine. 92 tomorrow. there is a chance for some thunderstorms on friday, but that is not from the hurricane. 70's on saturday and sunday. we have to watch this thing. a little shift can make a huge difference. you can tune into wbal radio to
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hear weather and traffic on the fives. >> we have several accidents to get to. rte. 30, we have an accident in reisterstown. old york road has been shut down because of downed wires in monkton. in columbia, gateway drive, there is a new accident. you can see some yellow in howard county. those delays developing. 15 minutes is your drive time there. a quick live look at traffic shows you the delays at old court. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. have a good day. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same.
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that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.